Yep, you know that the answer to many of your oral health questions is going to end with us insisting that you brush your teeth. However, as you know, dental hygiene and your smile health require more protection that you can get from just your brush’s bristles and toothpaste alone! You need dental floss, too! While you’re no stranger to the fact that you need to floss daily, you may be wondering, what are these other instances in which our Ankeny, IA team’s response to you will be: Floss your smile? Well, sit back, relax, and find out!
When You Think Something Is Stuck
You may notice during a meal that food becomes lodged in your smile. What to do, you ask yourself? Should you just try to wiggle it out with your tongue? Maybe you should slide your fingernail between the two teeth. Perhaps reaching back with a prong of your fork will do the trick! Nope, none of the aforementioned are the best solution (in fact, your nail and your fork can cause serious oral health damage!). Instead, you should head to the bathroom, tear off a strand of floss, gently slide it between your teeth, and see if you can retrieve the food! If not, then don’t force it. We are here to take your call if you need us to help you (and yes, we really do invite you to come in if you have food that you cannot unstick!).
Your Breath Is Quite Bad
When you have bad breath and you aren’t sure what’s causing it, you might continue over and over to brush and cross your fingers, hoping for the best. You may even change your diet up. However, if you aren’t flossing, then the bad smell isn’t going to go away! It’s because you have bacteria building up between your teeth, beneath your gumline, and you may have some food particles breaking down in there, too. The first answer is: Floss your smile! This is essential for your oral health because it helps you maintain a truly clean smile. Only a truly clean smile that’s cleaned on a consistent basis can remain fresh, which means no bad breath. If you perform this dental hygiene task yet your breath is still yucky, don’t stop your daily flossing but do come in for a visit, so we may help.
Come In For Tips To Improve Your Dental Hygiene
If you’ve noticed that your dental care at home is okay but could be better, let us know you’d like advice during your next checkup! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.